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11/27/2012 9:07:25 AM
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We purchased a puppy from Charmed Tibetan in the New York state. After 7 days, the puppy started showing signs of distress, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, and lethargy. We took her to the vet and she was diagnosed with Parvo. When we informed the breeder, she replied with a nasty two pages email filled with threats and bullying tactics to ensure we wouldn’t pursue the case. She’s indicating that she knows lawyers and warning us not to try anything against her. Furthermore, we realized that the puppy had never been seen by a vet like she indicated. She gave the vaccinations herself. Which recourse is best to ensure she does not sell other contagious puppies? We don't want to see more families fall victim of her. As we're battling to save our puppy's life, the last thing we want is to receive threats by a bully, irresponsible breeder. Parvo is very contagious and should be great cause of concerns.
12/6/2012 8:18:27 PM
Posts: 1
I am so sorry for your predicament. I just wanted to say that I ALMOST bought a puppy (Gentry) from Charmed. I even put a down payment through PayPal. When I could not get the test results of the parents of the litter I got very suspicious and found out that Charmed is not a breeder of merit with the Tibetan Terrier Club of America. To make a long story short I filed and won a dispute on the PayPal deposit. My thoughts are with you for the healthy recovery of your puppy. Having lost my 6 year old Tibetan to cancer in June I can totally empathize with what you are going through. Best regards.
1/6/2013 4:26:09 PM
Posts: 1904
It depends on what your contract says. Many breeders give shots themselves.

check local laws in your areas for "puppy lemon laws". In some cases breeders can be held responsible for costs associated with illness.

Make sure you keep a copy of all the threatening information, and do not be bullied by it. That they responded this way right away, indicates they have probably had this problem before.

1/29/2013 9:49:07 AM
So sorry for your situation.. How is the puppy doing?
Sadly, the breeder should be concerned with collecting the facts and be a little more professional.. With the timeline you are talking.. it is possible the pup was exposed at the breeder, or after your dog was home. icubation is 5-10 days BTW.. As for the breeder giving vaccines, many do.. and even when a pup is vaccinated by a vet they can still contract parvo..but when a vet vaccinates control over the vaccine and documentation is better.. truth is, till they are past 16 weeks a puppy may be at risk.. and even then.. if the if the vaccies where given when the pup was to young, or immune system was compromised.. vaccine handled wrong, etc etc.. a "vaccinated" puppy or young adult may not be protected.. parvo can remain in he envoroment for a LONG time.. also dogs exposed to parvo, can act as carriers and shed the virus..not to mention dogs recovered from parvo shed for at least 3 weeks..
1/29/2013 9:53:43 AM
However, there are puppy lemon laws in NY, not real familar.. but.. in my state, as a breeder any infectious diease up to 14 days.. I am responsible for.. so a owner has the option to return the dog for a full refund, or get a refud to apply to treatment up to the cost of the dog.. check the laws, she cannot threaten you.. compain.. yup.. and keep in mind the sales contract does matter too.. if you agreed to the terms.. and failed to do so.. that can affect if you are going to get some compensation or not.. but does not prevent you from exersising your right to contact, or look into the option..